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When All the Girls Have Gone

(Cutler, Sutter, & Salinas #1)

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  8,827 ratings  ·  892 reviews
When Charlotte Sawyer is unable to contact her step-sister, Jocelyn, to tell her that one her closest friends was found dead, she discovers that Jocelyn has vanished.

Beautiful, brilliant—and reckless—Jocelyn has gone off the grid before, but never like this. In a desperate effort to find her, Charlotte joins forces with Max Cutler, a struggling PI who recently moved to Sea
Hardcover, 331 pages
Published November 29th 2016 by Berkley Books
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Ms Krentz is a good author and has written many good books but I think they explicit and meant for people over 17-18 years old. (less)

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Chelsea Humphrey
Feb 19, 2017 rated it it was ok
I'll be honest, I just skim read the last half of this book. While it may be partially due to my book hangover from a fabulous last read, this story was unfortunately nothing special. In fact, I felt as though I've already read it 500 times before. The romance was ok but predictable, the mystery didn't hook me, and I found my eyes closing every time I picked this book up. I hate writing less than glowing reviews, so I'll say that I think this book just wasn't for me; I think the right reader wou ...more
When all the Girls Have Gone by Jayne Ann Krentz is a 2016 Berkley publication.

Charlotte is stunned when her step-sister’s best friend is found dead. When she learns Jocelyn, who had uncharacteristically gone off radar, could be in danger, as well, she teams up with private detective, Max Cutler, to discover who may be after her sister and her friends.

While this story is, in many ways, standard fare for JAK, but in other ways, this book is edgier than usual, dealing with dark topics, like rape
Kat valentine ( Katsbookcornerreads)
Another great mystery read by Jayne Ann krentz!!! I loved the storyline and the characters had her signature chemistry and humour that are part of all her mysteries. Some of my favorite parts happen at the retirement home were are heroin Charlotte many awesome and funny characters,Ethel deeping is one hell of a character!!!and as always we have a very sexy alpha hero in max cultler he's a keeper! This story is a great romance mystery,can't wait for krentz next book!!! It keeps you guess ...more
Nov 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: net-galley
When I want to curl up on the couch with a comfy blanket and tea to read without interruption, there are a few authors that I know I can sit down with their books and always be satisfied. Jayne Ann Krentz is one of those authors. WHEN ALL THE GIRLS HAVE GONE is one of those books.

Charlotte Sawyer is the average, steady, and some say naïve, director of activities at a senior retirement home. Her step-sister, Jocelyn is beautiful, adventurous and reckless. When Charlotte hears that Jocelyn’s best
Apr 04, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: bayb-2018

Charlotte Sawyer is the activities director at a retirement community in Seattle, Washington, and - among other things - oversees a program for senior citizens who are writing their autobiographies.

When one would-be author wants to spice up her story by saying she shot her husband, it causes a hubbub.....and leads to a discussion of fiction vs. non-fiction.

Charlotte has other things on her mind as well. Her former fiancé called off the wedding five days before the nuptials, leaving Charlotte wit
Carole (Carole's Random Life)
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life.

This was a decent book. I would probably rate this book closer to 3.5 stars but I decided to round up since I am feeling generous. It was a very readable story that I never quite figured out but it failed to completely pull me in. I thought that the book had some really nice elements with a fast paced plot. There were some parts of the story that were a bit predictable but it was entertaining nonetheless.

I liked both Charlotte and Max. It was
Nov 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Checking her step-sister's mail while she is on vacation, Charlotte comes across a letter and a set of keys from one of her sister's friends that has her very curious. When Charlotte finds out that friend is now dead, she has even more questions. Teaming up with private investigator Max, they start to discover that each thread they pull on only stirs up
Thoroughly enjoyed this romantic suspense. Enjoyed characters, mystery and light romance. All for one foot in front of the other. Go Max and Charlotte.
”’It seemed like a game at first. But it was never a game. We all knew we were taking chances. There was always the possibility that someone would realize what we were doing.’

‘But we were very careful.’

‘Maybe not careful enough.”

This book shows that some authors are worth taking second chances on.

Charlotte Sawyer has always lived a very cautious life compared to her older stepsister Jocelyn. If you don’t count the fact that she was dumped at her wedding reception, Charlotte would say that h
Nov 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Charlotte Sawyer has been house sitting for her step-sister, Jocelyn, while she is off on a no technology retreat for a month when a package arrives from one of Jocelyn's close friends. Charlotte tries to get into contact to find out more about what the package means but finds out that the friend that had sent the package has died.

Charlotte immediately tries to notify Jocelyn that her friend has passed but finds that Jocelyn hadn't stayed at the retreat and has gone into hiding herself. During
Ellen ✦ Book Bellas ✦
I've been on a thriller kick lately so this easy read fit the bill. 'When All the Girls Have Gone' is intelligent, fast-paced and very creative. Max and Charlotte are very real and relatable characters. Loved the author's smart and snappy writing style! The romance felt completely honest, down-to-earth and very "true".

Jayne Ann Krentz is a new author to me so I very much enjoyed getting to know her writing style. She has legions of fans and I can see why. I adored Max, who is a man of few words
Diana | Book of Secrets
Mar 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Liked! I listened to the audiobook, compliments of LibraryThing's Early Reviewers. This was my kind of romantic suspense: a believable romance between Charlotte and Max, but the story stayed focused on solving the mystery. Lots of twists and strong female characters. The audiobook was narrated by Amanda Leigh Cobb, and her performance fit well with Charlotte's personality. ...more
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Dec 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
I am such a sucker for a good romantic suspense. I need a break from swoons and feel good romances occasionally, and love a little danger and intrigue thrown in for good measure. When All the Girls have Gone delivered that perfectly. The pace was non-stop, yet never overly hurried. The romance was not to pressing, like a nice little cherry thrown on top for good measure. There didn't seem to be a huge amount of mystery to figure out, yet as pieces fell into play there were so many little parts ...more
Judy Collins
A special thank you to Berkley and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Jayne Ann Krentz delivers her "best yet" with her latest: WHEN ALL THE GIRLS HAVE GONE A rip-roaring good old fashioned, multi-layered complex cleverly crafted crime mystery thriller(with a twist of psychological suspense)!

A satisfying tightly wound page-turner of corruption, treachery, and deception that will keep you intrigued to the final page.

Before I begin, have read many mixed reviews about this b
Feb 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Another great page turner from Jayne Ann Krentz!! I love this author (in all her guises)!

Set in the beautiful (and Trump resisting) state of Washington, it is a story of women trying to get justice and dying in the process. There's romance, danger, and a bit of humor thrown in. Great fun!!
Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
When I think of romantic suspense, I usually think of Nora Roberts and Jayne Ann Krentz. A new book by one of these two authors is always a reason to celebrate, and yet somehow, I’ve waited until now to read When all the Girls Have Gone… just in time for the UK paperback release.

When all the Girls Have Gone explores what happens to strong women when the system turns against them. It tells the story of Charlotte’s step-sister Jocelyn, raped in college by an unknown assailant, and denied justice
Oct 14, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: first-to-read
Obvious plot line, feels simplistic. Also feels like every other book I've read by her lately.
Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
3.5 stars

Normally I’m a sucker for romantic suspense books and this one started out with a unique plot. With plenty of characters to follow and get to know, things really got interesting in the development of this story. But I found a few problems with this story for me, as well.

One thing that disappointed me a bit was the fact that the romance portion of this book seemed a bit lacking. There was no heat or passion. It was just more like the couple agreed that they would be together. There’s a f
Oct 16, 2016 rated it liked it
When All The Girls Have Gone is a cozy romantic mystery by Jayne Ann Krentz with not too many surprises.
Charlotte finds out that her step sister’s friend Louise was murdered and there meets Max who is looking into the investigation at her brother’s request .Then Charlotte discovers her step sister Jocelyn is not on her month long tech free vacation and all of Jocelyn’s friends who were participating in an investment trading club are getting killed one by one. Charlotte teams up with Max to find
RachelW (BamaGal)
Jul 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
Full review...

3.5 Stars. Jayne Anne Krentz has a formula which has served her well over the years, and When All The Girls Have Gone doesn’t stray far from the routine. However, as always, the story is snappy, witty, and full of JAK’s trademark character banter. This time around we have Charlotte, whose stepsister Jocelyn and her friends have been participating in an investment trading club. Something has gone wrong with the club, or maybe something from Jocelyn’s past come back to haunt her, and
Jan 24, 2021 rated it really liked it
I liked it & I would like to read more books in this series..
A kind of romantic suspense that I enjoy...
Simply Love Book Reviews
Nov 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shadow's review posted at Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

This is a combination murder mystery/romance done in the best Jayne Ann Krentz style, but don't try to keep track of the plot twists and turns without a score card.

Charlotte Sawyer is recovering from the fact her fiance ditched her just days before the wedding, leaving her stuck with the bills when her stepsister, Jocelyn disappears-and Jocelyn's best friend is murdered.

PI Max Cutler, brought in to investigate the death of the friend, joins
Vannessa Anderson
Charlotte Sawyer and PI and former profiler Max Cutler team-up to find Charlotte’s sister Jocelyn who has disappeared. During the search they co-incidentally clear a few of the local police department’s unsolved cases that were indirectly related to their case.

When All The Girls Have was a very good romance suspense story. The twist and turns were enjoyable. Good writing and good concept and Amanda Leigh Cobb did a good job in telling the story.

What was a distraction for me was the constant re
Jan 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was another hard book for me to rate.... I kept bouncing back and forth between 3 and 4 stars, but finally ended up on 4. I really did like this book, but the romance aspect wasn't exactly believable and to be honest annoyed me at times. The book definitely surprised me at times though and that is the main reason I ended up at 4. It was a really good book and I was never bored with it except at a couple points during the "romance" parts. The mystery part kept me guessing which was awesome, ...more
Sheyla ✎
Nov 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016

Jayne Ann Krentz has been writing good books for a while. I love her Arcane Society series and from the moment I saw this cover, I was excited to read When All The Girls Have Gone. One thing I'm always glad to see in her books is how she's able to weave suspense and romance into her novels and the end result is invariably good.

In When All the Girls Have Gone, Charlotte Sawyer is looking for her step-sister Jocelyn. Jocelyn has left for a month retreat in a convent without electronics but be
Charlotte Sawyer’s stepsister Jocelyn has gone off the grid for a month, holing up on a Caribbean island, so Charlotte does what all stepsisters do—she waters Jocelyn’s plants and collects the mail and opens just the stuff that looks important. One day she opens an important-looking envelope that turns out to be from Jocelyn’s best friend, and contains a cryptic message and a set of keys to the friend’s storage box.

Charlotte goes to investigate and finds out Jocelyn’s friend is dead. The police
Dec 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: featured-books, star
Again Krentz continues her masterful story telling in this gripping read. When All The Girls Have Gone was highly emotional for me personally which affected how long it took me to finish this book.
Keep in mind there is mention of sensitive topics like kidnappings, missing persons, rapes, murders etc but its not so heavy on those details that it negatively affects the reader.
It never ceases to amaze me how well Krentz taps into the mind of our bad guy and brings him to life the way she does, d
CD {Boulder Blvd}
This was a quick read although I wasn't pulled into the story as much as I wanted to be. There were a few points where it felt like I had read it before - one person dies and then it turns out another person is missing. That is a common thread. But what really made me feel like it was too familiar and not new were the two MCs. I had flashbacks to other novels by Ms. Krentz. Both the two main characters were described and talked like a lot of her other books' MCs. It was like I knew in advance ho ...more
Helen Marquis
Sep 24, 2016 rated it it was ok
This was the first Jayne Ann Krentz book that I had read. I went in expecting a thriller, so was surprised by the amount of romance in it, especially as it didn't seem particularly appropriate given the circumstances!
The story revolves around Charlotte Sawyer, the less glamorous and successful of the Sawyer sisters, who learns her older sister Jocelyn's closest friend has been found dead, leaving mysterious messages for her. However, Jocelyn has gone off the grid to a tech-free retreat and is un
Full review to come closer to pub date.

Quick thoughts:
I really enjoyed this book. Jayne Ann Krentz weaves a tale of secrets, backstabbing, and more into a book that just kept me reading. I wasn't really trying to figure it out, I was just enjoying the ride. Good story. Interesting characters. And it appears there could be a set up for the next book ( maybe!)

Plus: love the cover!!!
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The author of over 50 consecutive New York Times bestsellers, JAYNE ANN KRENTZ writes romantic-suspense in three different worlds: Contemporary (as Jayne Ann Krentz), historical (as Amanda Quick) and futuristic (as Jayne Castle). There are over 30 million copies of her books in print.

She earned a B.A. in History from the University of California at Santa Cruz and went on to obtain a Masters degre

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